Nancy Michaels, co-author of Off the Wall Marketing Ideas, and author of Perfecting Your Pitch, works with women business owners who want to increase sales of their services and stand out from the competition. She dispenses practical, straightforward "how-to" information readers can put to use in their businesses immediately from her website www.growyourbusinessnetwork.com.
Nancy has spoken in 42 states to more than 60,000 entrepreneurs on behalf of such clients as Xerox, Office Depot, AT&T, Staples, Cendant (Avis and Budget Rental Cars), Constant Contact, among many others. She has acted as Lead Consultant and host of Office Depot.com’s Web Café Series of on-line seminars geared toward small business owners, and has served as Inc.com’s Solo Business Expert on sales, marketing and business development issues for the solo entrepreneur.
Nancy's experience also includes time as Small Business Editor at US News & World Report, and the Small Business Marketing Expert for Entrepreneur Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Franchise Update and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business (FSB), Success Magazine, The New York Post, Franchising Magazine, among numerous other publications.
Nancy was also a nationally syndicated newspaper small business columnist for Scripps-Howard News Service (1999 – 2000) and was once publicist for Matt Lauer (currently co-host of the Today show).
In the spring of 2005, Nancy became very ill and underwent a liver transplant due to liver failure. She is the grateful recipient of a donor liver. Find out how you can become a donor at www.organdonor.gov.
Industry Expertise (3)
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (3)
Perfecting Your Pitch: Building Lifetime Clients Through Meaningful Relationships
Off the Wall Marketing Ideas: Ideas for Creatively Marketing Yourself and Business On A Shoestring
The 3 R’s: Relationships Resilience and Reinvention
First recipient of the Tom Peters WOW! Project Personified Award (professional)
Emerson College: 1986
- National Speakers Association
Event Appearances (1)
10th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration
2012 Connect, Inspire & Grow Workshops Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sample Talks (1)
Perfecting Your Pitch
Business is about building and nurturing relationships over time. This session reminds people of the true power of building meaningful relationships by offering extreme value as compared to what you’re charging. Attendees learn: the best way to create long-term, loyal relationships with clients; how to position yourself as an authority/expert in your field; why the internet/social networking are invaluable ways to research prospects; how to create an effective marketing/communication strategy.
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